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a very warm welcome to our viewers joining us in the united states and around the world. i'm isa soares. with the delta variant surging, the u.s. president is getting ready with his toughest mandate. and this is all we have, this is what we nighfight for. if we don't have this, where to we go? >> californians forced to evacuate and leave everything behind. state officials are now pleading for wildfire assistance. and the police who helped defend the u.s. capitol from the
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january 6 rioters say they didn't get enough support. good morning, everyone. happy thursday. at a time of growing division and debate over masking and vaccinations in the united states, there is one thing that is certain. the delta variant is fueling a rapid surge in cases and it is really forcing officials to push mandates to protect americans. now, in the coming hours, u.s. president biden is set to lay out the next steps in the fight against covid-19. and that includes boosting vaccinations. a source says that he is expected to announce that all federal workers and contractors will be required to get a shot or submit to regular testing. the move comes as the president is urging all americans to get vaccinated. take a listen. >> the pandemic that we have now
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is the pandemic of the unvaccinated. so please, please, please if you are not vaccinated, protect yourself and the children out there. >> the urge and pleas may be working. cdc thinks that the daily pace of getting their first covid vaccine is the highest it has been in three weeks. and some big name measure companies are now requiring their employees to get vaccinated. texas health care company which employs nearly 50,000 people says staff have until october to get their shots. a spokesman says 71% of the company's workforce is vaccinated so far. and here are some of the other companies issuing mandates. fbi and google are the first two silicon valley giants to require employees coming back to the office to be vaccinated. morgan stanley won't let unvaccinated staff or clients enter its headquarters. and netflix is reportedly requiring vaccinations for all cast and crew members of its
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u.s. productions. this is as vaccine hesitancy grows among some americans, mainly by far right republicans. a new survey finds about 46% who might trust far right use say this they will refuse a vaccine, that is up from 31% in march. and some people, you know, are asking to get their shot privately to avoid backlash from family and friends who aren't in favor of vaccination. >> even though that they were able to make that decision themselves, they didn't want to have to deal with the peer pressure or the outburst from other people about them, quote, giving in to everything. they made a decision for themselves and they wanted it just to be for themselves. people can call and we try to accommodate what we can through our drive-through window, thr through, walking out to their car, anything that we can do to get them in a place where they are comfortable receiving the vaccine. >> more than 70% of americans,
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some 237 million people, live in counties believed to have high substantial covid transmission. you can see there areas of that map in red and orange. huge swathe of the country and that includes the state of mississippi. one woman there is now pleading with people to get vaccinated after learning about the painful lesson her husband, who had not gotten the shot, is in hospital fighting for his life and can barely breathe. >> i just never thought it could be as bad as it is right now. from him going to the hardest working person i know taking care of everybody, his family, his customers, everybody, to it is a good day if he sat up on the side of his bed twice for 30 minutes. we have really tried to after this talk to as many of our family and friends as possible that they should get it. i never realized how bad it
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would be and how bad this delta variant would be. and i'm exhausted. >> but even some fully vaccinated people may need more protection against the delta variant. pfizer and biontech released new data on their vaccine finding an original two dose vaccination holds up for about six moontds before it begins to weaken. pfizer says a third dose can strongly boost protection against the delta variant. and researchers say that their investigations is ongoing. a massive infrastructure deal before congress is a long way from becoming reality, but a key vote wednesday cleared the way for it to move forward in the senate. and that bipartisan vote was reason enough for the president to celebrate. >> looks like we reached a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure. fancy word for fribridges, road.
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transit systems, high speed internet, clean drinking water, capping the or fanphan wells. i'm working with democrats and republicans to get this done because while there is a lot we don't agree on, i believe that we should be able to work together on the few things we do agree on. >> wednesday's final tally was 67-32 to open senate debate on the huge spending project currently pegged at about $1 trillion. ryan nobles has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: this was a big first step. 17 senate republicans joining democrats in passing a motion to proceed, which advances that $1 trillion infrastructure bill. there is more than $500 billion in new spending in this package and includes spending for roads and bridges, also for rail, both passenger and freight rail,
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broadband technology, also water treatment as well. this is something that democrats have been clamoring for for a long time and republicans also believe is worth spending the money on. now, even though they got to this stage, there is still a long way to go, a number of hurdles to pass just in the senate. and it also needs to be passed in the house as well. there is a whole other big $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that will ultimately be passed with only democratic votes. those two bills have to be moving along dual tracks in order for them to have enough vote this is both the house and senate to pass. but nonetheless, both the white house, senate majority leader chuck schumer, feeling very optimistic that they crossed this important stage. they are hoping to have the bill passed in itself before july ends and before the august recess begins. ryan nobles, cnn on capitol hill. members of the house select committee investigate being the january 6 insurrection are signaling that they have move quickly to subpoena witnesses. democrats and republicans on the
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panel say they want to obtain all communications at the white house from that day. they don't expect cooperation from former president trump or his top aides, but the committee has been in touch with former justice department officials who have been told they are free to testify. now to japan where a public health expert is warning that the surge in covid cases this tokyo is raising the risks to those inside the olympic bubble. already today, pole vaulters from the u.s. and argentina have tested positive ending their olympic hopes. members of australia's track and field team briefly went into isolation but have since received the all-clear. meanwhile a wave in medals in swimming is shaping up the leaderboard. china with 29 medals, team usa has a big lead in total medals
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with 37. and blake essig is standing by live for us in tokyo. and we start with patrick snell. both these gentlemen have been keeping us up-to-date. patrick, quite a busy morning in the andswimming center. >> and so much focus on dressel. and he has an olympic record. the 24-year-old's first individual olympic gold medal as well. he previously earned three relay golds including the men's 4 x 100 free style relay. that was earlier. and russians winning bronze. and dressel got really emotional afterwards. and the video is very, very powerful, we'll be bringing you
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that on later thirst ursday edi of "world sport." and bobby fink won gold, another great story, just 21 years of age, still a senior at the university of florida here in the u.s. in his first olympics as well. powering his way to a win in the 800 meter free style. very impressive win for him. and this the first time by the way for a man's 800 meeterolympics. and china a gold medal finish in the women's 200 meter free style relay finishing with 7:40.33. also breaking the world mark today. china with a leading 14th gold medal now, frustrations though for the united states, anchored by katie ledecky. the u.s. almost catching their
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r rivals, but they take the silver. another very significant day in the pool. >> i was on the edge of my seat watching that free style relay. a very good watch. but let's talk gymnastics. we've now been hearing from simone biles of course, everyone's attention has been on her, a lot of people wishing her all the support. but what has she been saying, how is she coping? >> she's been taking to social media earlier today thursday. and it has been heartening to see the really -- the way that the community, fellow athletes, really embracing her, giving her that support. and the wait though is still on to see if she will compete again at these games after withdrawing from the individual all-around competition later on today. she's focusing on her mental health right now. and she did take to social media to say let's tap into that message of thanks. it was very powerfully worded i felt. so here we go, outpouring of
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love and support i've received has made me realize i'm more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which i never truly believed before. that really resonated with me. and on wednesday just to reset for viewers, biles appearing in person showing her support of the men's gymnastics team, but the withdraw coming after she stepped away from team competition earlier in the week saying she wants to protect both her body and her meend. it goes without saying that we do of course wish her all the very best at this difficult and challenging time. no question. back to you. >> absolutely. incredibly brave, courageous. and that statement shows, very gracious as well. patrick snell, thank you very much. let's get more on the covid threat that i mentioned earlier. blake essig is live in tokyo. and blake, you know, athletes have so much to contend with. they have the heat, they have the humidity, they have to focus
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on their fitness and making sure that they do well. and then on top of all of this, they have the rise in covid infections. how bad is it right now? >> just a few things to worry about. as far as how bad it is right now, outside of the olympic bubble, covid cases are really bad. just today, more than 3800 cases reported in tokyo, the highest number that has ever been reported sense the pandemic began in tokyo. but there are a lot of things for the athletes to worry about, one being covid-19. good news on that front, we learned that three member of australia's track and field team entered isolation after being considered brief contacts with someone from usa track and field team who tested positive. so they isolated immediately and underwent testing procedures. within the last two hours, those tests have come back negative and all members of the team have
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been given the all-clear and are now allowed to resume normal activities. it is a good example of the covid-19 countermeasures put in place to quickly address any potential issues. while it is still early at this point, daily testing, contact tracing and strict covid-19 measures have proven effective in limiting the spread of infection. since the beginning of july, 198 games related infections have been reported while olympic related cases remain low, the same cannot be said for tokyo. today as i said, more than 2800 cases were reported in tokyo. that is the highest daily total for the capital ever recorded. a statement we've now said three days in a row. despite a fourth state of emergency order being put in place, the infection rate continues to climb and there is serious concern for a medical system that is already strained. japan's top coronavirus adviser has urged the government to send out a strong message to people warning about the potential strain on the health care system.
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he said that the greatest danger is the fact that the general public does not share a sense of crisis. >> translator: as a city resident myself and as an organizer, my heart hurts that case numbers are rising. >> reporter: last month as cases strained to increase the government's experts, they said that they believe that the potential fifth wave of infection could be japan's worst yet here in tokyo and across the country, that concern has already become a reality. >> blake, thank you very much. now the u.s. justice department is going after the former usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar serving a decades long sentence for child pornography and sexual abuse. his bank accounts welled to more than $12 million but he is only making about $8 a month to his victims. he owes more than $62,000 in restitution and fees.
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and among the funds deposited into his account, a pair of $2,000 government stimulus checks. now, an important step for diabetics in the united states. the food and drug administration officially designated the first generic version of insulin, to allows the move to be marketed as identical to widely used long acting insulin. it is about the third of the price. and fda saying that it is safe and an option for diabetics. and next, two negotiator tos exchange elbow bumps as new talks get off to a good start with russia. we'll explain. and some wildfires in the united states are gaining ground. coming up, the vaccinations under way. when they come back in a week or two, this is what they will find. if you look at this home here, the only thing left standing is the staircase.
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evacuate, a tsunami watch was up for parts of hawaii but that has been canceled. pedram javaheri is bringing us up-to-date. >> and when you look at this part of the world, this arc of the aleutian islands is among most of the active. and when you take it to this magnitude of 8.2, it is as impressive as it gets. and we often say it is not earthquakes that kill people, it is buildings, structures that do so. and this quake happened at 2:16 eastern time so a lot of people even in alaska, people asleep and it makes it dangerous. the shallow quake, 20 miles deep and about 500 miles south/southwest of anchorage. but it was in an isolated area. far away from high population zones. so the tsunami becomes the prior area concern not the shaking.
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but take a look, a quake of this mack magnitude produces at least one aftershock. and seen dozens of 5 plus after shocks occur since the initial quake owe did youred. but take a look, largest quakes, chile, number one, alaska, 1964, 9.2. come all the way back to 2010, 8.#, again, speaks to the significance potential. but based on the location, movement of the plates mere, we don't expect any damage or significant damage with this particular quake. but the tsunami concern remains high. on our planet, only one exceeds 8.0 or greater. and this could be the one for 2021. 15 of they will up to 7.0 or crater greater and you see how the
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numbers break down. but based on the models, you see that the tsunami warnings are right along the aleutian peninsula. that is where we think water has been displaced maybe 4, 5 feet in spots. but advisories across even the hawaiian islands have been allowed to cancel because we don't think much in the way of any strong waves will make it there. so it could have been far worse. but a scary morning and night there for folks across parts of alaska. >> glad to hear that at least it happened in isolated areas. thank you very much, pedram javaheri. meanwhile in the united states, 81 large fires are burning across 12 states, tens of thousands of firefighters as well as other personnel are fighting the flames. but some are determined to stand their ground against the blaze. >> reporter: as the flames from the dixie fire burn out of control -- >> they picked up heat signals
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here. >> reporter: -- authorities issue evacuation orders. >> that is why they evacuated. >> reporter: but while many of the more than 16,000 under the orders have left, others like jason ackley are choosing to stay. his wife and son have already evacuated. but instead, he and his brother are working on their own fire line. >> we're really trying to take the fuel down so we can't get it up in on the crown of the trees and stuff. >> reporter: the fire getting within about a quarter mile of the property. >> it was a big scare, but this is everything. this is all we have. this is what we fight for. i mean, if we don't have this, where are we going to go? >> reporter: the almost 218,000 acre fire has already destroyed almost 40 structures. and over 10,000 others are at risk. >> no structure is ever worth a human life. >> reporter: people here in
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indian falls had enough time to evacuate, but when they come back in a week or two, this is what they will find. if you look at this home here, the only thing left standing is the staircase. two of the cars were left here in the driveway, of course they are completely destroyed. if you look here, it is just a piece of what used to be the rim of this car. firefighters telling me that they were here until the very he said trying to save as many homes as possible, but it just became too dangerous. the dixie fire is california's largest wildfire this year. and the 14th largest in state history. with severe drought conditions continuing across the western u.s., wildfires becoming larger and more frequent. >> we are seeing that wild land fires in california are growing in size, complexity and frequency. >> reporter: it is something that ackley acknowledges. he knows that he is putting his life on the line. but instead points to managing the forest and says that it is
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what he will to until the very end. >> when we see them red lights and them guys getting ready to go, i mean, we'll turn the sprinklers on and we'll make our last minute prayer and see what we can do. but at that point, i mean, we'll stand here together. we've already decided that from day one. >> reporter: and these firefighters, brave men and women, are spending about 12 hours here at base camp in the tents that you see behind me and then another 12 hours in the middle of the smoke in the middle of the flames doing everything they can to stop this fire. the dixie fire is being described to me as a sleepy stubborn fire, but they are expecting it on essentiallyic wi wake up as wet conditions change. it is making it more dangerous not just for the r the firefigh but also for those still choosing to stay. camila bernal, cnn. and residents along the
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southern coast have been forced to leave their homes as firefighters try to get the hands on the flames. and the same situation in lebanon. one volunteer firefighter reportedly died trying to battle the blazes. the company has called on cypress to send specialized aircraft to help the firefighting support. diplomatic talks between the u.s. and russia got under way in switzerland on wednesday. laying frouground work for futu issues. >> reporter: the state department called the u.s. talks with russia other strategic civility both professional and substantive. and frankly, this is one of those rare topics that the u.s. and russia both see as in their interests to discuss with the other country because both countries are working on things that the other one feels threatened by. on the russian side, they are
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building up their military might in the arctic, they are also working on an unmanned torpedo powered by a nuclear reactor, something that the u.s. is a looking at. on the u.s. side, theys working on nuclear projects that russia has their eyes on. so there is a certain level of interest in terms of sitting down, putting their cards on the table and seeing if they can come to any broad ranging agreements in terms of raining owing reignning it in and bringing so controls in. but still questions if the talks will also talk about other topics potentially in the space race or when it comes to cyber and potential attacks on nuclear command and control in the cyberspace. that is yet to be determined. the state department says that the working groups in these strategic stability talks will be defined and laid out in their next meeting. kylie atwood, cnn, washington. and the mask debate is
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intensifying in florida as the state becomes a hot spot for new covid cases. coming up, the tirdire message e parent. and encommand maengland mak a change in rules to entice tourists to come back. >> and i'll bring you the latest on easing travel restrictions from the eu and u.s. to the uk.
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transmission. in response to the latest surge, disney world announced that beginning friday it will require all guests regardless of vaccination status to wear face coverings when indoors. but florida's governor is still resisting mask mandates, even hinting that he may call a special legislative session to require masks in schools. but some parents say the risk of covid is just too real. and rosa flores has more for you. >> i come here and ask you for the healing for my baby. >> reporter: agnes has not left her 15-year-old daughter's side since she was placed on a ventilator in a florida hospital about 10 days ago. >> she is in an induced coma and also medically paralyzed. >> reporter: her daughter was not varks ccinated. agnes was fully vaccinated and they both got covid around the same time. >> saddest part for me seeing how she suffer.
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>> if you are vaccinated, you could potentially give disease to someone else. >> reporter: in florida which makes up 20% of the nation's covid cases reported in the last week, governor ron den a esanti maintained an anti mask stance saying that experts have raised legitimate concerns that the risks of masking drought weigh t outweigh the potential benefits for children. fortunately the data indicate that covid is not a serious risk to healthy children. but there is no evidence that the risk of wearing masks outweigh the benefits. and cdc of says covid could be a serious risk to children. >> if you look at the mortality rate of covid just this past year for children, it is more than twicee see in influenza in given year. >> and we have a panel here today -- >> reporter: desantis defiant on the facts holding a private round table discussion this week with hand picked out of state experts, parents and students, who effectively reinforce his
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anti-mask ideology. the press was not invited to the event. and when cnn asked why, his office didn't respond. >> thank you again governor. >> reporter: so we tracked down the governor at a press conference. but after the last speaker finished talking, desantis walked away. >> governor, could you take a question about covid? >> reporter: not taking questions from the press. >> we're all wondering why the press was not invited to the roipd round table on masks. >> reporter: perhaps because reality in his state is not as cut and try. it is a simple risk mitigation that we can and should use. with parents and students across the state -- >> we're for freedom. >> reporter: life-on -- on both sides of the issue. >> it is at 18%. it never has been that high. requiring masks is the least that you can do. >> reporter:ing a n iing a ag n
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doesn't know how her daughter got covid, but she is a part of the unvaccinated people getting the deadly disease. >> what was the last thing she told you? >> she told me that she loved me. >> reporter: and she hopes telling her and her daughter's story saves lives. rosa flores, cnn, tallahassee, florida. local coronavirus cases rose for a fifth straight weekend at delta variant is being reported in eight additional countries. the w.h.o. says that covid cases worldwide were up by 8% last week, about 3.8 million new cases including a surge in asia largely attributed to the delta take variant. parts of europe are also seeing an uptick in cases but they want to make travel hassle free. "selma" kristie lu stout is in
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hong kong. talk us through the countries that are seeing a spike in infections and what they are trying to do to keep a lid on the delta variant. >> and fueled by the highly contagious delta variant as well as the low really of vaccination, we're seeing a covid horror story unfold including thailand. thailand today reported yet again a record number of coronavirus case, over 17,000 new cases. and it also reported a record high in the number of daily deaths due to covid-19. amid the surge of infection there, there is not enough beds. and authorities have resorted to turning a cargo warehouse at an airport in bangkok into a field hospital with 1800 beds. here are just some of the scenes desperation in thailand. he collapsed and died on a bangkok back street. a 54-year-old motorcycle taxi driver suffering from covid-19.
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he didn't know until it was too late his niece tells cnn. >> translator: i was speechless when i saw those photos. i was shocked. i was looking for the answer as to why my uncle had to die in such a way. why did he have to die on the street like that? how did thailand come to this point? >> reporter: thailand's capital is known as the original health care hub, a destination for high quality care. and now make shift covid wards are necessary. the government will repurpose train carriages to isolate positive patients. nationwide cases climb still over 16,000 announced on wednesday and faith in the country's unelected leaders is faltering. >> translator: i'm not 100% confident in this government. they are so slow which has led to a lot of people dying. a lot of people have been e infected. i want them do better. >> reporter: and cases rising in myanmar, china, australia and
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vietnam, we're seeing 6,000 new cases a day for acse seven con secretary could yocould you sec could you difference days. >> and salma abdelaziz, tell us what this means with the new easing restrictions. >> reporter: no months now it has been difficult to travel to the uk. previously you would have to pay for multiple tests and quarantine for at least five days if not more. all of that now set to expire monday. from that period, anyone who is double varks ccinated and can s proof of that double vaccination from authorities coming from the united states or eu except for france can now enter the uk and they do not have to quarantine. you still have to take a pcr
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test before you depart from the u.s. or from the eu into the uk, you will have to show that to the north s to show that you have a negative test and you will have to test again two days after you arrive. but this is a significant easing of restrictions, something that the airline industry, the travel industry, the hospitality industry has been urging the authorities to take so that they could allow more tourists to return to the uk. take a listen to what the heathrow ceo said after the announcement. >> well, this has taken the number of markets that we serve, about 20% of the pre-pandemic levels to about 65%. so this is transformational for us. and so we're all set up here to welcome passengers back. we've opened three of our four terminals. shops are open and we look forward to welcoming the americans back here to the united keingdom.
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>> reporter: for those of us who have family back in the united states or eu, excited finally to be reunited here. and it did begin to normalize the system of proving that you are double vaccinated, give one more benefit to people to go out and get that vaccination. and there has been a spike in covid cases recently, that started to wain, so concern there, but authorities say this layer of protection should ensure that any tourists coming to the country can be here safely. >> unfortunately, it is not reciprocated in terms of england to the united states. but we shall keep our eyes on that. salma abdelaziz, thanks very much. thousand for the police officers at the u.s. capitol on january 6, police unions relative silence is adding insult to injury. coming up, the pressure on the fraternal order of police. treeto talk about credit. can you repair your credit yourself? yes. -great. how? uhhh... how long does credit repair take? i dodon't know, like 10 years.
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representing them. but offers who battled at the u.s. capitol say they are not getting what they need from the fraternal order of police. josh campbell reports. >> reporter: traumatized by the horrific experience of january 6, those who were on the front lines want more support from the nation's largest police union which represents over 350,000 officers nationwide. >> after january 6, neither myself nor any other officer that i spoke to that experienced that day ever had any outreach from the national fraternal order of police. zero. >> reporter: officer michael fanone says he decided to contact the fop six months after the insurrection. >> i'll be honest with you, i wasn't particularly impressed with that conversation. >> repo >> reporter: he wanted the top to publicly denounce the attack. >> some that i found
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particularly offensive were the former president trump's remarks that it was a love fest between the insurrection and police. >> and there was a love fest between the capitol police and the people that walked down to the capitol. >> reporter: but while the police union has shied away from publicly condemning republicans, the organization has in the past been willing to condemn some progressives who had called for significant policing reform. >> i don't think anyone should be surprised that in cities that are the loudest of trying to defund police, trying to him naet eliminate their police departments are the ones struggling coming back. >> reporter: and officers harry dunn and aquilino gonell blasted the fop in a statementadequatel officers involved in the insurrection. adding you either stand with the officers or you stand with the terrorists. the organization did issue a
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statement on january 6 praising officers and condemning the lawlessness. in a new statement tuesday, the fop again reiterated its support for the officers who fought back against the capitol rioters adding that we'll be with them as they fwregrieve and recover. and fanone also asked them to tee announce republicans no voted against giving capitol police officers medals for their hair rowheroism and those who mischaracterized the shooting. >> and i asked him to publicly denounce any active tutduty dut retired law enforcement officer that participated in the insurrection. i've received no commitment as to any of those things. >> reporter: and the officers have gotten support from tom manger who sat down with cnn on his first day on the job. >> i know what the men and women of this agency went through.
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i know he the challenges that they faced. i also know the courage that they displayed that day. and it was a horrific time. we'll work hand and glove with the department of justice to make sure that these folks are held accountable. >> reporter: these american police unions wield significant power, which is why so many of the officers who were there that day during the insurrection are calling upon the unions to speak out, to speak up, to denounce those who have been downplaying the severity of the violence. otherwise in the words of officer michael fanone who is always frank in speaking his mind, i don't know why the hell else i paid my dues. josh campbell, cnn, washington. they refused to get the vaccine and now some patients sick are expressing their regret. we'll hear from them next.
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to my son and it takes his life, and then doctor wouldn't you want to take the vaccine. >> reporter: unvaccinated americans who got sick and regret their decision. or relatives of unvaccinated americans who died of covid-19 now warning others to learn from their lost loved ones' mistakes. >> i didn't think that i was going to get it. >> reporter: and this nurse practitioner wanted to wait to learn more before getting it. >> never occurred to me that it was a choice between getting vaccinated and getting really sick. >> reporter: and now after a feet for his life, he worries about his patients who decided against getting the shots. >> i worry that my example to them was the wrong example. >> reporter: currently 43% of all americans have not been vaccinated according to the cdc. some don't believe medical experts. some hate the news media. some are worried because the vaccine is so new and nothing is
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